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Double Benchmark - Delamar Mountains

 
Double Benchmark - Delamar Mountains

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Nevada, United States, North America

Object Title: Double Benchmark - Delamar Mountains

Date Climbed/Hiked: Nov 30, 0000

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Fall, Winter

 

Page By: goofball

Created/Edited: Mar 23, 2014 / Mar 23, 2014

Object ID: 891114

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A Perfect Day

I have been on a dry lakes kick recently, really enjoying hiking on and around them. I first was interested in Delamar Dry Lake due to the petroglyphs at Black Point Reservoir. Which were a gigantic let down, and not only due to the graffiti right next to them. Then I saw Double Benchmark and decided to make a longer day of it with the BM destination in mind. So I headed out and in along a great powerline road to my hiking start point. Easy sage flats for a bit then a steady climb with great views all the way up.

Delamar Valley
Delamar Valley

Delamar Dry Lake
Delamar Dry Lake

Until I reached Double Benchmark and then it was time for some sunbathing.

Delamar Valley
Delamar Valley

From the BM I could see something gleaming in the distance to the south and went to see what it was. I was hoping all the way there it would be a strong box full of confederate gold and was making all sorts of plans in my head for how I would IMMEDIATELY begin my retirement.

The shiny thing
The shiny thing

 I was VERY disappointed to find it was merely an old atomic bomb. So I headed back along the flat, rolling ridge

Delamar Mountains
Delamar Mountains

Double BM
Double BM

Until I found a spot to drop back down to the valley below. Then it was a nice hike back to the car, wondering why there is only so much time in a day.

Delamar Mountains
Delamar Mountains

South Pahroc Range
South Pahroc Range

Delamar Mountains
Delamar Mountains

Then I drove over to the petroglyph panel, which was much more enjoyable a drive than it was a destination. After that I went back over to the south shore of the dry lake bed and watched the light wane until the moon came out.

Delamar Dry Lake
Delamar Dry Lake

Awesome.

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Delamar Mountains

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